Sisters Rory, 2, left, and Henri, 3, looked at a child’s artwork while visiting the Farmers Market with their grandmother Julie of Bloomington.

Bloomington art exhibit aims to share fears, anxieties of immigrant children

Separation from family is among the deep fears and anxieties depicted in drawings and essays curated for Bloomington exhibit.
West Metro
September 20

3-year-old struck and killed after running into traffic in Minnetonka

The crash occurred around 9:15 a.m. when the boy ran into traffic
West Metro
September 20

Authorities ID motorcyclist who crashed and died in Plymouth

The wreck occurred about 4 a.m. Saturday just west of Medicine Lake.
West Metro
September 20
First Life Time Work co-working office in Twin Cities to open in St. Louis Park

First Life Time Work co-working office in Twin Cities to open in St. Louis Park

New space would be the second Life Time Work in North America.
West Metro
September 19
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and others around the country have been steadily putting more emphasis on food service.

J.D. Power: MSP in middle of pack in customer satisfaction among North America's largest airports

Retail offerings and security check-in were given high marks in U.S. and Canada.
West Metro
September 19
Nancy Edwards lives on about $1,500 a month between Social Security and an annuity, she said. She has a reverse mortgage just to pay property taxes.

Orono prosecutes 74-year-old, saying she rented her lakeshore dock illegally

Nancy Edwards said she understands that the city doesn't want pop-up marinas, but adds that a single boat on a dock should be allowed, at least for low-income residents.
West Metro
September 19
County Administrator David Hough presents the 2019 budget to the Hennepin County Board Tuesday.

Hennepin County eyes a 5.5 percent increase in the property tax levy

Funding for child protection services is at center of need for $43 million in new revenue.
Prince
September 18
Prince

Prince fans file petition demanding federal grand jury probe into death

"We want justice to be served," said one fan who worked on the petition.
West Metro
September 18

Guilty plea in humiliating attack on older woman in Mpls. bus shelter posted on Facebook

One person among many intervened while the others "do nothing," according to authorities.
West Metro
September 17
Erick Barbieri-Astorga

Father of four identified as boater recovered from Lake Minnetonka

Family and friends have identified the boater whose body was pulled from Lake Minnetonka over the weekend.Erick Barbieri-Astorga was recovered by searchers late Sunday morning,…
West Metro
September 17
Quarry No. 11 at the Stearns County park reserve.

Bystander trained for crises rallies others to save child in quarry

One of several swimmers directed into the water by a well prepared bystander went into the water and came out with the little girl.
West Metro
September 15

Former Hopkins mayoral candidate convicted of threatening federal judge

A former Hopkins mayoral candidate with a hot temper and a penchant for making foul threats was convicted Friday of threatening to kill a federal…
West Metro
September 15
Wildflowers grow in a prairie at Minnetonka's Lone Lake Park in July. The nonprofit group Protect Our Minnetonka Parks sued the city Thursday over a p

Environmentalists sue Minnetonka over proposed mountain bike trails

Group is concerned about the impact of proposed mountain biking trails.
West Metro
September 15
Family photo: LaDonna Redmond and her son, Wade, who died this week.

Second death is linked to Minneapolis homeless encampment

Wade Redmond, 20, had "a family and a home," but was drawn to the camp.
West Metro
September 14
Thor Cos.’ founder Richard Copeland waved ceremonial scissors as CEO Ravi Norman beamed at his side at Friday’s block party at Plymouth and Penn a

Thor's new headquarters touted as a 'beacon of hope' for North Side

Regional Acceleration Center designed as catalyst for prosperity and growth
West Metro
September 14
Kevin Rust

Charges: Fired Benilde coach was going to meet 15-year-old 'Lyla' for sex

Charges say he made a two-hour drive to Wisconsin to have sex with 15-year-old 'Lyla.'
West Metro
September 13
Fairview Southdale hospital in Edina.

Fairview Southdale cited for secret videotaping

Investigation finds that Fairview Southdale violated privacy rights.
West Metro
September 13
Jody T. Fry

Why did St. Paul man fire fatal shots outside Father's Day gathering? 'I don't know'

A 33-year-old man has pleaded guilty to fatally shooting another man in a parked car outside a Robbinsdale home as children watched.
West Metro
September 12

Officials: 24 Hennepin employees investigated for misconduct

Twelve resign in the face of misconduct allegations.
West Metro
September 12
Shoshone National Forest

Twin Cities man severely mauled in encounter with 2 bears in Wyoming

He was backpacking in the Beartooth Mountains and came upon the bears so quickly that he didn't have time to use his bear spray.
West Metro
September 12
Edina Mayor James Hovland said city staff members had some reservations about the creation of a resident oversight board to review police misconduct c

Edina aims to improve racial equity, drops police oversight board

The multiyear plan, approved last week by the City Council, includes dozens of directives but leaves out some requested by a task force that sought to address police relations.